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>> long time away. just moments away from a fantastic day across the bay area. >> look at that sun rise there. we hope you have a great day and we'll see you in 25 minutes. good morning. good morning. don't forgive, don't forget. >> i told you up front i said don't ask me that question. >> donald trump takes his feud with fox news directly to bill o'reilly and reject's the fox anchor's request for forgiveness. >> here is what it is, turning the other cheek. >> you're taking this much more seriously than i am. >> who is? >> trump's rivals make the most of the moment. >> interesting sideshow, greatest show on earth. this is not a show. this is serious. >> with the iowa caucuses just four days away we have brand new poll numbers in the race on both sides. breaking news, new arrests overnight in that standoff in oregon. this as the leader of that anti-government occupation tells
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his followers to go home. we're there live. caught off guard, top u.s. health officials urging quicker action against a fast spreading zika virus, this morning their fears it could become an explosive pandemic. and cheap check a hockey player slams into an official end sending him to the ice, the player claims it was accidental but the league may see things differently. today, thursday, january 28th, 2016. >> announcer: from nbc news, this is "today." with matt lauer and savannah guthrie. live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >> good morning. welcome to "today," it's a thursday morning. do we need an instant replay? >> this is dennis wide man of the calgary flames as he got hit and was out of it before he had that accident with the linesman. i think that accident might earn him a couple of days off. >> we will have more in just a moment. let's get to our top story.
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the donald trump-less republican presidential debate now hours away. trump went on fox news last night and bill o'reilly tried to convince him to drop the boycott but so far trump isn't budging. it's addsing a new wrinkle to a wild race with the iowa caucuses four days away. we will start with peter alexander. good morning to you. >> reporter: this will be the vep u for tonight's debate with or without donald trump. a source familiar with the situation tells nbc news that fox ceo roger ailes has reached out to the women closest to trump, his wife melania and daughter eye vinca to see his his skipping the gate is a done deal. the repuican front runner will be in des moines tonight but not toe final gop debate before iowa. instead touting a special event benefitting veterans at a college auditorium just miles away.
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late wednesday trump defended his fox news boycott on fox news. >> i was not treated well by fox, they came out with this ridiculous pr statement it was like drawn up by a child and it was a taunt and i said how much of this do you take. >> reporter: host bill o'reilly all but begged the front runner to reconsider. >> fore defensive, go forward, answer the questions, look out for the folks. just want you to consider it. you owe me milk shakes. >> trump refuse to go back down. >> even though you and i had an agreement that you wouldn't ask me that, which we did, i will, therefore, forget that you asked me that. but it's not up to fox -- >> here is iowa. >> if gentle donald cannot handle michelle caruso-cabrera. >> ted cruz hasn't given up on
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his mano a mano dual. >> the men and women of iowa deserve to look the candidates in the eye and have us answer the questions. whether we are, in fact, consistent conservatives or simply saying what's politically expedient to get elected. >> across the board trump's challengers piled on, chris christie called trump's move a mistake. >> anytime you get a podium and microphone and 15 to 20 people watching you should take it. >> jeb bush not buying it, telling reporters i have a $20 bet he shows up. but rushing to trump's defense, rush listen bau. >> donald trump knows by not showing up he's owning the entire event. >> still long before trump ever attacked moderator michelle caruso-cabrera he praised her. this exchange from 2011 discussing a debate trump was trying to host, now going viral. >> do you really think you are a better moderator than i am? >> no, he i could never beat you. that nt would be close.
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you have done a great job and i mean it. >> obviously that relationship has gone south since. when you hear the analysts talk about trump making this decision from a position of strength. our new nbc news "wall street journal" maris poll out just this morning shows trump has catapulted in front of ted cruz in recent weeks, he is now up 7 points in iowa, his lead nearly 20 points in new hampshire and matt and savannah remember no nonincumbent republican has ever won both iowa and new hampshire. back to you. >> peter alexander. thank you very much. >> let's bring in nicole wallace who served as an adviser into the mccain palin campaign. >> good morning. >> do you think there is any chance donald trump has a change of heart and shows up tonight? >> i would have said before maybe that o'reilly interview. he dug in last night and has planned and event to raise money for veterans. i don't think so. >> if he is not there physically will he be there and loom as a presence no matter what in some sense he is going to be there?
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>> when you are up as far as he is in the polls you are always going to be there. they are all still running against him. >> isn't the lunacy of this, if you look, donald trump says he's angry over that statement that fox news put out a couple of days ago, he said it sounded like it was written by a child and it mocked him. this is donald trump. >> yeah. >> this is the guy who has run an entire campaign on mocking people and using childish words like loser. how does he get away with this. >> i think we have to rewind the tape further. michelle caruso-cabrera's original sin is that she asked him a question about her past comments against women like rosie o'donnell. she asked him if he was part of a war against women. what's interesting to me is that donald trump is now edge gauged in a hot war against fox news's most prominent woman. i think the universal consensus it on this decision is it's a show of strength but i think this could represent a weakness when women start evaluating him as a potential commander in chief. >> just to stay on the fox side for a second, she's the one who
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really has been victimized by the words of donald trump over the last six months. how do you think she must feel watching bill o'reilly try to get donald trump to give them forgiveness? >> i think it's probably a twilight zone point in her career for her. she's tough, but, listen, i think the fact that fox news stood by her is an important one, i think all women in the workplace would hope that their employer would stand by them. i think donald trump is playing with fire, fox news and the trump universe have an overlapping base of support and followers. this is the highest stakes war he has started and i'm not sure he will win in the bend. >> if you love trump -- >> plenty of people do. >> an awesome disof another institution, this time fox news. if you don't like trump it is petulant, icky, fourth grade. so that deliver of undecided voters how do you think this stunt plays? >> the sliver get bigger should he emerge as the republican party's nominee.
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i think he will have to dramatically change the way he combats people who don't agree with him. he's treating michelle caruso-cabrera like an enemy combatant because she shared to ask him a question that offended him. i think as you stand before the general electorate and want to convince large numbers of women that you can go toe to toe with someone who doesn't agree with you this is a vulnerable. >> you said he will be there whether he is there physically or not. doesn't this change the focus to ted cruz. aren't the other candidates on that stage tonight going to level their attacks on him? >> they might, but the other campaigns i checked in with all of them last night, they are barely concealing their enthusiasm for a debate that is not dominated by questions for trump or exchanges with him. he had the best moment of his entire campaign when he stood in defense of new york values at the last campaign. it's a missed opportunity for
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trump and the other ones are looking forward to. >> there is a bit of debate drama on the democratic side as well. should more be added that's the question both hillary clinton and bernie sanders are weighing in this morning while their race in iowa gets even closer. andrea mitchell is in des moines this morning. good morning. >> good morning. savannah. that's right, there is a debate over debates now on the democratic side as well. more on that in a moment, but first with only four days to go to the caucuses this race in iowa is really tight in our new poll with the outcome now depending on whose supporters come out to vote. >> i will work my heart out for you. >> this morning our new nbc news maris poll has hillary clinton and bernie sanders virtually tied in iowa. >> you're going to have to fight and that's what this campaign is about. >> clinton holds a small lead over sanders, 48 to 45%, within the margin of error. >> i know that i will be a better president. because of what i've learned here in iowa.
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>> reporter: during an interview with "politico" this week president obama praised clinton and on wednesday sanders got his own meeting with the president. after ward telling lester holt obama promised to stay neutral. >> i think what he has indicated, what vice president biden has indicated it's up to the voters. >> reporter: in new hampshire sanders has a crushing 19-point lead over clinton. and with no debates before the granite state primary the new hampshire union leader and msnbc have proposed one more next week. a debate not sanctioned by the democratic party. clinton tells chris matthews she'll show up if sanders does. overnight the sanders campaign proposed three more debates starting in march saying, quote, if the clinton campaign will commit to this schedule we would ask the dnc to arrange a debate in new hampshire on february 4th. late wednesday sanders hit clinton for leaving iowa to attend a fundraiser back east. >> she is raising money from a philadelphia investment firm.
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>> fighting back the clinton campaign released this photo, showing the candidate meeting with a group of african-american faith leaders before attending that investment house fundraiser which was head lined by bonn geoffy. and today clinton heads back to iowa for the final push to the caucuses. ld today the "washington post" editorial board slammed sanders saying his policies are his brand of fiction. >> by the way, we are taking the show on the road, literally, for the iowa caucuses. we will be live in des moines next monday as voters across the hawkeye state get set to cast their votes. we've got new developments this morning on that occupation of a federal wildlife refuge in oregon. through new arrests overnight and now the group's leader thofs arrested during that deadly confrontation with police a couple days ago is telling his followers to stand down and go home. nbc's joe prior has more on that. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning.
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the fbi has set up check points controlling who goes in and out of the refuge, since doing that already eight of the militants have left, three of them were arrested at check points, the rest were allowed to leave freely which means this armed occupation is quickly shrinking. the anti-government activists still lingering at the wildlife refuge are getting a message from ammon bundy delivered through their attorney. >> for those remaining at the refuge, i love you. let us take this fight from here. please stand down. >> reporter: the number of militants is dwindling as law enforcement sets up road blocks and check points around the refuge. >> it's time for everybody in this illegal occupation to move on. >> reporter: 11 of the group's leaders are now behind bars, seven of them appeared in federal court wednesday, each facing a federal charge. they took control of the refuge nearly four weeks ago demanding the release of ranchers
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convicted of setting fires on federal land. this week the militants were arrested along a rural highway during a violent confrontation with authorities that ended with the death of occupier lavoy finicum. >> they had ample opportunity to leave the refuge peacefully and as its fbi and our partners have clearly demonstrated actions are not without consequences. >> reporter: investigators offered few details about the confrontation, but a senior law enforcement official sells nbc news one militant vehicle drove off and fit a snow bank, finicum then ee lerjd brand sling a firearm and was shot and killed. in a video posted to facebook mark mcconnell says he was at the scene, while he didn't see the shooting he was told by a witness that finicum charged at police. but conflicting accounts are circulating online with another witness claiming she was there and that finicum's hands were in the air. overnight the rancher was remembered at a candlelight vigil.
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this morning it's unclear how many militants remain at the refuge, but because of the check points no new members can join and anyone who leaves won't be able to get back in. matt and savannah. >> joe, thanks. starting today thousands of people who come to rely on their local walmart store will have to find somewhere else to shop. walmart is closing more than 150 stores across the country. natalie is here and this is going to have a big impact. >> it certainly is. it's going to be very tough in a lot of those places where walmart comes into the communities, hire hundreds of people and then often small local stores are put out of business, but now some of those walmarts are closing, leaving people unemployed and residents with no place to shop. >> it's devastating for a lot of people, right now many of the walmarts are the only grocery and pharmacy around and some places closing the store will leave behind a food desert, meaning no supermarket within ten miles. >> when you don't have the transportation or you don't have
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the means to get to where you need to get to, it's going to hurt. >> and the pain will be widespread. walmart is shutting down 154 stores in 27 states and puerto rico, creating food deserts in three states, alabama, arkansas and kansas. >> they're packing up and leaving, the town high and dry. >> for nearly half a century ra may smith's family owned a small grocery store in oriental, north carolina, a year and a half ago walmart came to oriental forcing rene to board up her store, now walmart is closing and rent a nay and many of the town's residents are bitter. >> they knew when i left they were going out of business. it's been three months. >> in ash burn, georgia, italy, texas, where the town's only pharmacy in the walmart is closing today. >> why would you go through the expense of building a building and putting a store in and all of a sudden -- >> a spokesman from walmart told
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nbc news we never want to walk away from the opportunity to serve customers, especially in underserved areas. we share the community's disappointment about this difficult decision. >> i don't like it. i don't like it at all. and it makes it inconvenient. i love this store. >> walmart says it is committed to opening 300 stores in these so-called food desert areas and it has exceeded that goal, but that won't do much for people in the towns where they are closing up shop and leaving. >> become part of the community, they certainly do. >> yes. >> thank you. the michigan legislature poised to approve a $28 million emergency spending bill today. that is aimed at getting the lead out of flint's drinking water. last night rachel maddow hosted a town hall with flint residents on msnbc. she displayed a lead pipe at the core of the crisis. starting in april of 2014 water from the flint river road corroded the pipes leaching toxins into the tap water. flint is no longer using the river water, but the mayor says
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there is no timetable on when the pipes will be replaced. >> our trust has been broken in the city of flint and because that happened -- because that happened if we don't get new pipes people aren't going to trust that. >> michigan's governor rick snyder admitted this week that he has no immediate plans to replace the pipes saying it isn't on his short term agenda. >> also this morning a u.n. panel is reportedly recommending that rechargeable lithium batteries be banned as cargo from passenger airliners, there's concern that those batteries can create fires capable of destroying planes. safety experts believe at least three cargo planes have been destroyed since 2006. most of the batteries are transmitted on cargo ships. they are used to power everything from cell phones to hybrid cars. i want to go back to the video we showed you at the top of the show, a defense man for
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the calgary flames is apologizesing this morning for knocking down an official during last night's game. dean nis wideman was skating toward the bench when he leveled don hend err man. he said it was unintentional, he didn't see the official until the last second and couldn't avoid him. he said he apologized to henderson and was not penalized during the game. the nhl, though, i believe will be reviewing the incident. >> i'm reviewing it right now. i don't know. i'm suspicious. >> maybe it was an innocent accident. >> we'll see. hope so. >> dylan is in for al this morning. >> florida is getting hit with pretty strong storms. yesterday we had reports of an ef-1 drnd outside of miami and 6 inches of rainfall in boynton beach and the same setup today. it's a stalled front sitting outto the side of naples. this will be on the move later today. we are looking at the chance of more severe storms today, some
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could produce damaging wind gusts, torrential downpours, we could see ice latted tornadoes, as we go into tomorrow we will start to see some improvement. another 2 to 3, possibly 4 inches of rain is possible within some of those heavier downpours especially as we go into the afternoon. we have some lake-effect snow starting to develop through michigan and into western new york and pennsylvania, ohio seeing some of that as well in the northeast still continuing with lots of melting and through the middle of the country nice and quiet temperatures in the 40s and r50s. that's a look at the cl weather across the country the local forecast will come up. weather across the country the local forecast will come up. that's a look at the weather across the country the local forecast will come up. >>fedex ground can help us save money and deliver fast to our customers. not bad, kid. you remind me of a younger me. >>aiden! the dog is eating your retainer again. let's take a short 5-minute recess. fedex ground is faster to more locations than ups ground.
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good morning, i'm meteorologist kari hall. it is cool as you head out the door with mostly clear skies across the bay. we're seeing some clouds in the sky near san francisco. we'll see more of that through the afternoon. warm temperatures up to 64 degrees in san francisco, 61 in the east bay and the tri-valley looking at 65. mid to upper 60s in the south bay, the peninsula up to 62. we will start to see some showers moving into the north bay and the rest of us sees it tomorrow. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> dylan, thank you very much. coming up a new twist in the case of an illinois police officer who committed suicide but staged it to look like a murder. why his wife has just turned herself in. and the many fuds of donald trump, why his dust up with fox news is the latest in a string of hoe profile disputes with the republican front runner. first this is "today" on nbc.
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this is a shot from san bruno mountain. it is chilly this morning. 937, 47 at oakland, 50 now at san francisco. it will be a warm afternoon after the chilly start. we're up to 65 degrees in gilroy, pacifica 70 degrees and we'll see a high of 64 degrees. also some 50s in parts of the north bay where rain starts to move in. let's check in with mike. >> kari we have the sunrise slowdown, and folks heading down, the light glinticing off is the backs of -- and we're looking it your northbound routes, the ones that continue to build. typical pattern, and no big drama. 87 into 280, 880 slows, blue hayward just shows more build
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for the tri-valley, and of course the bay bridge. back to you. another update in half an hour. see you then.
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7:30 on a thursday morning. it is january 28, 2016. nice group of people outside. we will get outside in just a couple of minutes. >> dylan will go out and report back. >> there is a look at today's headlines. donald trump standing firm on the decision to skip tonight's republican presidential debate. fox news' bill o'reilly calling that a mistake last night. >> here is what it is. >> you taking it much more seriously than i am. you are depriving the people of
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seeing you in a forum they need to see you in. >> no i'm not. >> trump plans to host a rally a few miles away from the debate site and says it will raise money for wounded veterans. with four days until the caucuses we have new nbc news wall street journal poll results. on the democratic side hillary clinton holds a slim three point lead over bernie sanders. and ammon bundy the leader of the occupation movement in oregon is urging followers to go home. another follower was shot and killed in a confrontation with police. more on the bizarre case of an illinois police officer who took his own life but staged it to look like a murder. it is back in the news. >> investigation revealed lieutenant charles joseph
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gliniewicz had been -- >> the latest twist in a bizarre story that baffled investigators since last year. a grand jury in illinois indicting melodie gliniewicz, the wife of joseph gliniewicz, a northern illinois police officer who killed himself after embezzling from a youth program on charges of money laundering. investigators found that money was used for personal expenses including a trip to hawaii and more than 400 charges at restaurants. the death of gliniewicz last september captured the country's attention. gliniewicz was on call when he radioed that he was chasing three suspects on foot. >> i meant out near the old concrete plant checking out two
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male whites. >> gliniewicz was later found with a fatal gunshot wound. his death sparked a large scale manhunt. police scouring the region and was publically mourned at a hero's funeral. melodie telling the program how her husband's death affected her. >> all i wanted was one more kiss, one more hug, one more chance to hear his boisterous laughter. and i'll never have that again. >> last november police made a stunning announcement. gliniewicz had actually staged his suicide after a long run of stealing money from a program with children. >> melodie gliniewicz turned herself in after the grand jury
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indicted her on six counts all felonies. melodie gliniewicz posted a $50,000 bond. she was released. her attorneys released a statement saying considering her cooperation with law enforcement she is devastated by the decision to bring charges against her. she is a victim of her husband's secret actions and looks forward to her day in court to show the world her innocence. she is due back in court next month. let's get a check of the weather. >> and we are seeing a train of storms continuing to make their way on shore. we have a lot of rain from western washington state along the west of oregon. this storm going to move in and then a second one is on the heels of it. we will see more mountain snow especially across northern rockies. that is today. as we go into tomorrow afternoon we see this next storm system make its way on shore. this is going to produce heavy
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we're back now. 7:40. donald trump's bigger battle with fox news is only the latest of high profile feuds that he found himself in. willie is here with that. >> it has been unpredictable presidential campaign. throughout trump's four decades in the spot light he has proven to be a man who loves a good fight. he is the republican front runner whose currency is controversy. >> i have been very nice to you although i could probably not be based on the way you treated me. >> reporter: trump's war against megyn kelly is the latest. going back to the '80s when he was mocked by the spy magazine. on twitter blasting co-founder now the editor of vanity fair as a total loser. as a reality tv star trump
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battled with roez o'donnell. >> this man is like one of those salesman on little house on the prairie. >> she will say anything that comes from her unattractive mouth. i look forward to suing her. >> reporter: that feud is still going strong. >> you call women you don't like fat pigs, dogs, slobs and disgusting animals. >> onrosie o'donnell. >> reporter: he sparred with martha stewart over her short-lived performance on the apprentice. >> fantastic for him. built him a platform. he thinks he can be president.
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>> reporter: trump's biggest feud of all, with the man he wants to replace in the white house. in 2011 trump pushed the conspiracy theory that president obama was not born in the u.s. >> i would love him to come out with a birth certificate. >> reporter: the president did just that releasing his original birth certificate sdplmpt with i was born in hawaii. >> reporter: turning the tables while trump sat stone faced in the audience. >> no one is happier and prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the donald. that's because he can finally get back to focussing on the issues that matter like did we fake the moon landing. what really happened in roswell? and where are biggy and tu-pac. >> all good questions.
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as for the feud at hand, the way it has gone with donald and fox in the past is they had a public fight and made up for it behind closed doors and everybody wins. it remains to be seen if they make up in time for him to show up. he says he won't. >> through everyone of these battles and feuds we give him tons of air time. he knows how to play the media. coming up, do you feel the need? the need for "top gun 2." >> i love that movie. andy cohen puts savannah and me on the hot seat
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and we are back. 7:49. savannah and i were up late last night. tamron has the reason for that. >> i do, indeed. good morning. last night having fun matt and savannah you guys were on bravo's "watch what happens live." the two of you taking questions from fans all night long. but then you put each other in the hot seat with a game called questionable behavior. let's see how you both did. >> what are the things you have to have on the set every morning before the show starts? >> tick tacks. >> is your jeans size smaller than mine? >> maybe. what do we do before the show in
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the studio almost every morning before we go on the air? >> listen to our favorite songs. yours are from the '70s. or the horse with no name. >> i hate that song sblmpt de. very good. >> the tweets coming out. watching the two people i start my day with and the guy i end my day with. our plaza producer, alex the guy behind the bar showing spirit fingers. there he is. in action and before the show ended i guess you guys were all in on it. there you have it. good morning. that is how we all wake up. >> not what he calls alex. we are not going to repeat it. alex had the best time of any of us. >> every time the camera went to
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him -- >> you guys made my dream come true. thank you so much. let's do my thing. >> tamron, thank you very much. just ahead, the app that will do the complaining for you. and the emergency meeting being called to deal with zika as we separate fact from fiction. first on a thursday morning your local news and weather. my moderate to severe chronic plaque psoriasis made a simple trip to the grocery store anything but simple. so finally, i had an important conversation with my dermatologist about humira. he explained that humira works inside my body to target and help block a specific source of inflammation that contributes to my symptoms. in clinical trials, most adults saw 75% skin clearance. and the majority were clear or almost clear in just 4 months. humira can lower your ability to fight infections, including tuberculosis.
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a have good morning. 7:56. i'm laura garcia canon. the warriors officially announced a naming rights deal for san francisco, though it's still only a dream. the warriors will be playing at the chase center. analysts believe it may cost more than $200 million. warriors' mvp steph curry is expected to attend today's announcement. the arena is expected to open in 2019. walmart closes the doors on more than 100 stores, including one in san jose. the company announcing the closures two weeks ago saying it plans to focus more on supercenters and e-commerce. let's focus on the forecast. it is a nice one. still chilly, and 51 degrees --
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with highs in the no lows to mid 60s while the tri-valley is up to 65 degrees, and 67, we'll start to see some showers into the north bay later on this afternoon and the rest of us will head -- let's see what's happening on the roadways. >> maybe a bit later for some of these roads. here's oakland 880 jammed up past the coliseum. both 880 and westbound 580, building up and slowing down have you lived. there's the upper east shore freeway and 580 slow as well. as we zoom out, we see the usual -- there's a san mateo and dumbarton bridge, where the bayshore freeway is built, and your typical patterns, now with many patches that are below 20 miles per hour. thank you very much. thank you for joinings as well.
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3 f2 "today". it's 8:00 on "today." zoning in on zika. how worried should you be. we will separate fact from fiction. and tell you what you need to know to protect yourself. then step away from the smart phone. >> you gave up your phone? are you crazy? >> how long could you go without it? what happened when one woman obsessed with posting and liking gives up her phone for good? >> i feel the need for speed. >> do you feel the need? the need for speed? the "top gun" sequel tease that
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has hollywood flying high. today is thursday, january 28, 2016. ♪ ♪ you know you better watch out ♪ >> good morning, texas. >> good morning, denver. go broncos! ♪ that thing >> celebrating my 27th birthday! >> good morning. welcome back to "today." it is 8:00. the is the 28th of january. we are on our plaza. we are saying good morning to them and good morning to you. i like your throw back thursday song. >> lauren hill there. i like that song, as well. >> martha stewart is going to be here. she will show the brides to be how to put a modern twist on those classic wedding traditions and because it is throwback
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thursday we have a peek at some of our wedding days, as well. a check of the top stories. >> donald trump says he is standing by his boycott of tonight's republican debate. the final gop show down before monday's iowa caucuses. peter alexander is in des moines. >> reporter: it doesn't sound like donald trump is going to budge which is setting up a unique split scene experience where trump is touting a special event to benefit veterans organizations at a nearby college auditorium. here the rest of the republican field will go forward with that debate tonight. fox news ceo we are told reached out to the women in trump's life, his wife and daughter to check on whether trump would potentially change his mind. on fox news host bill o'reilly almost begged trump to reconsider. the rest of the republican field has been slamming trump calling
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his decision a mistake and a side show. you know the stakes. here are the standings. take a look at the new poll showing trump here in iowa with a seven point lead over ted cruz, gaining ground in just the last several weeks, he leads in new hampshire, as well. he has until the last minute. his event is eight minutes away if he changes his mind. >> will be very interesting to watch. peter alexander, thanks. police overnight arrested three more of the anti-government activists involved in the occupation of federal wild life refuge in oregon. at least 11 members of the group have been locked up since their spokesman was jailed up.
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the affluenza teen ethan couch is heading back to the u.s. he was taken to the airport to face charges. he and his mother fled to mexico when video surfaced showing him at a party breaking the terms of his probation for a deadly drunk driving accident that killed four people. he and his mother were detained last month. she was simply sent back to the u.s. the world health organization called an emergency meeting for monday to decide if the zika outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. the agency's director said today the virus is spreading explosively and linked to birth defects and neurological problems. the last global health emergency was over the ebola outbreak in 2014. savannah has more on this coming up in just a minute. a trucker is sharing a photo captured every day heroes in action. he was driving near pittsburgh when he saw a truck that skidded to a guard rail teetering on the
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edge of the highway. within minutes good samaritans formed this human chain to remove the driver. he said he recorded the scene because the display of humanity brought him to tears. some people would find it cute. a 99-year-old florida woman thought she was having a nightmare when she woke up to find a kinkajou asleep on her chest. the pet is used to snuggling up in bed with the owner. guess he got a little confused. purdue basketball star a.j. hammond doesn't need both hands or shoes to dominate. he lost his shoe on wednesday night. what did he do? he picked it up and carried it down the court still managing to grab a key rebound with the
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other hand. the boilermakers went on to win by a slim four-point margin. deserves an extra point for that. thank you so much. now to more on the alarming concerns over zika. word of emergency meeting by the world health organization one day after president obama called for swifter action against the virus. we heard the world health organization say the threat is explosive. seems like alarm bells are ringing everywhere. >> in reality this has been brewing for some time. this mosquito borne virus that had the first start in the 1940s and made a slow and quicker migration from africa to asia to the pan american area. and i think the urgency is really that this link to small brain and significant impact on newborns is so powerful and so concerning that i think it's
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lending credence to this concern right now. >> absolutely. let's get to some of the myths and fact and fiction. fiction. how is it transmitted? >> it is transmitted not from person to person but rather through a mosquito bite. an infected person when the virus is circulating in their blood has to get bitten by a mosquito that acts as a vector that infects somebody else. there are case reports of suspicion that there might be some person to person contact through sexual contact. the main mode of transmission is the mosquito bite. >> one thing people believe is that all women of child bearing age are at risk. >> the way we understand it right now is if you have been infected the symptoms last a couple days up to a week. after that period of time you are no longer able to transmit to a child. i think the recommendation for most of us is if you are traveling to a country like this
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and you are a woman planning to become pregnant after you return you should wait at least a week or a few weeks to ensure that an asymptomatic infection has not occurred. >> sexual contact, this is saying -- >> there are at least two that we are aware of where there might have been transmission via sexual contact and there is also reports that the viral can be found in urine and saliva as well as semen. the main mode of transmission is via mosquito bite. >> are these mosquitos already here in the u.s.? >> the mosquitos themselves are here as of today we have not had any locally-acquired infections. that means that the mosquito is
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in the united states particularly in the gulf coast, southeast area as well as southern california. none of the mosquitos here to our knowledge have been infected with the zika virus. travelers who are bitten can transmit the virus to other people and that is how it can spread. >> the type of mosquitos that could carry it are here but we don't have mosquitos shown to have the virus right now. men, we hear a lot about women, should men be concerned? >> the main concern is just transmission if they get infected they can transmit. there was a news story about the possible link of zika virus to an illness which could be treated. in that regard it is a concern but remember that the vast majority of people infected with
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8:13. good time for trending. >> that's right. here's something we don't say every day on a news segment. breaking news. "time" magazine has just announced that mattel is launching a whole new set of barbies. today you can buy her in curvy, petite, and tall form. you still have the option to buy a body similar to, well, their bodies.
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they hope these barbies will more closely reflect the young owner's worlds. >> love that. >> seems smart. >> mattel has been hurting so this is a necessary move. >> it seems like it's something they've been talking about for decades that she's unrealistic. >> the american girl doll, you can buy a closeness. >> i wonder if you put the dolls in front of young girls in the market, which would they go for. which do they go for? does the 7-year-old go for the curvy doll or do the adults buy them for him. >> what's going to happen with ken? he's cut also. we've all had bad experiences flying, right? >> yes. >> do you take time to fly to the airline? >> i always say i'm going to do and i never do. >> i have passively aggressively tweeted. >> you do? >> yes. >> here's an app that does your
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complaining for you. it's called "service." you tell them what your complaint is against the airline. if they think you're justified, they're going to take on the business for you. once you filed your complaint, you can just hang tight to wait to see how things shake out, however, if the employee for the service doesn't think they're in the right, they're just going to empathize with you. they're going to offer you emotional support. >> win/win. >> they say most complaints they receive are filed toward airlines. and for now the app is free. >> how is that possible? what's in it for them? >> maybe they're hopg that it catches on and they might charge for the service because it sounds like a great service. >> it's a bunch of people who like hearing people complain. >> can you imagine working there? all day long just complaining. >> you know what that's terrible that that happened to you.
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>> you guys -- do you think that the stores that have the most lenient return policies would get the most returns, right? make sense? >> sounds like it would be logical. >> well, a study from the university of texas found that the more lenient a policy the store was, the less likely they were likely to return items or ask for a refund. they say this is due to what they say is the endowment effect. that's the theory that the longer we possess something, the more value. so in other words if we don't wear the shirt, we've had it for so long, we don't return it. i think for me it's just laziness. i have forever to return it. >> i'm embarrassed to return things. >> i think i would be more likely to keep it the more used to it i got. >> you say, whatever. >> how about this one. an up-and-coming pga golfer thomas peters poked some fun. first i'm going to show you
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pictures. this is the before picture -- this is the after, i'm sorry. this is the one that the pga tour uses as his official headshot. here's the only problem. here's the picture thomas peters submitted so basically the pga tour brushed out half his hair, which is exactly what nbc has done with me for years. this explains it. i have a lot more hair than you see on the air every day. and he tweeted this. guess the pga tour doesn't like my curly hair so they gave me a photoshop hair cut. #wherearemycurls. the pga claimed they do normally doctor photos although they agree this is a little over the top. they say we regret this sequence of events and meant no disrespect to thomas. we think he has a great head of hair. >> did they say #wherearemycurls
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to keep it together? >> tam ran has got "popstart." >> happy news. tyra banks and her boyfriend eric azla are new parents. she posted this super cute picture. the best present, we worked and prayed so hard for is finally here. as we thank the angel of a woman that carried our miracle baby boy for us. we pray for everyone who struggles to reach this joyous milestone. instant reaction. people were just so happy for her. and another post that got people talking. it's been rumored for some time the sequel to the movie "top gun" is in the works. tom has said it would be fun to jump back into the cockpit and now that just might be the case. producer of "top gun" jerry bruckheimer just tweeted, just
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got back from a weekend in new orleans to see my old friend tom cruz and discuss a little top gun. hopefully things take off. get your aviator glasses, the jacket, everything. that movie was life-changing. >> how many times do you think you've seen it? >> at least 30. >> i've never seen the whole thing from start to finish. >> what? tonight's homework assignment. >> you can be my wingman, dylan. >> why do you stop watching it midway? don't you want to know what happens? >> there's stuff for women and men and everything. by women, i mean tom cruise. >> all right, all right, i'll watch it. >> and "you've lost that lovin' feeling." do you remember the band berlin? the theme song is by berlin.
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♪ we're going to dylan's house saturday. final one of the favorite couples dak shepard and kristen bell have a home video. she tweeted since nobody wants to see the album of your vacation photos, let's take a look. ♪ it takes me a lot to drag me away from you ♪ ♪ there's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do ♪ ♪ i bless the rains down in africa ♪ ♪ going to take some times to do the things we never have ♪ ♪ >> okay. i know the lyrics, but who sings the song? >> toto. >> i never knew that. >> there you go. >> we need to vacation -- >> i knew that. i said i bet natalie loves that song. >> it's a classic.
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we need to vacation with them. >> and by the way, that's the end of it. that's the end of "popstart." >> i pick "glee." >> all right. we'll bicker we have a beautiful start to the day, as we take a live look from the berkeley hills. we'll start to see some clouds move in as our temperatures move up. we're still up to 67 in san jose and palo alto, castro looking at a high of 64 degrees. we will start to see some showers moving into the parts of the north bay, hillsburg, napa. you'll see a chance of rain this afternoon and evening. union city we're looking at a high of 65, danville today a high of 67. we are still fighting over music. >> every day, every day. >> it goes on and on. >> dylan, thank you.
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more of our special series. today's "digital divide." this morning impact on the relationships. >> recent survey found people check their phones up to 150 times a day. how long do you think you could we talk, text, look at pictures and share it on media. so how long you do think you could last without your smartphone? meet one woman who dared to do the unthinkable. >> kind of looking at it routinely, every second. i don't have it dinging necessarily, but i'm kind of looking at it constantly, updating it, checking it. >> a freelance writer and mother of two from brooklyn, new york, says her cell phone was consuming her. >> if i took a run i would stop and take pictures and put them on facebook and stop again to see if anybody liked it on facebook. >> reporter: when she lost her phone she took a bold step. stephanie, you actually gave up your phone? are you crazy? >> well, at first i thought, oh, no. then i thought, wait. i don't have to deal with my
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phone. what if i just gave it up. >> it's a movie many would never even consider. in a recent survey, nearly half of smartphone owners say their phone was something they couldn't live without. >> i think the technology is affecting every aspect of who we are. >> sherry turkle says it's impacting all our lives and she's giving us a wakeup call. she says we can communicate insays enltsly but are afraid of conversations. we text rather than talk. the result, even though we're constantly communicating, we're barely connecting. >> face-to-face conversation, empathy is born, intimacy is born. these are the skills that allow us to deeply relate to each other. you can't just skip that. >> what have you learned and observed about how we're relating to each other when technology is right there at the table? >> you're saying that your
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attention is potentially elsewhere. your vibration away from going there and that it's a very real possibility you can go there. >> harmful, too, when kids can't imagine being bored. >> boredom is your imagination calling to you. this is really the flowering of children's imagination, and we've said, don't bother with that. here's a screen. >> but that screen which can cause so much controversy, can also help many of us do our jobs. my mornings can look like this or this. and like so many other working parents, i'm truly thankful for technology in moments like this. and that is one of the main struggles steph thompson faced when she tried to give up her cell phone. >> i could only contact her when she was in the house because of the home phone, so that was really hard to get in touch with her. >> her friends even resorted to extreme measures. >> i didn't even know she had a
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house phone number. i just had her on cell phone quick. i ended up knocking on her door. i had to come over and ring her bell to get her. >> and so steph's cell phone-free experiment of 2016 came to an end after two weeks. >> i'm not going back to no technology. i don't think that's the answer. it's hard toer to go places. if i don't get back with you within two seconds, that's okay. the world will still spin around on two axis. >> it decreases our empathy, our ability to connect. just the specter of having it there has an effect. >> i usually check mine out of boredom. she said you're missing out on moments to be creative. that resonated with me. >> her discussion about instant reply. people believe if you don't reply within seconds something
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is wrong. >> that something's wrong. >> that's crazy. tomorrow we're going to in==topvo== a busy morning for ou very good morning to you. it is 8:26. a home invasion robbery in sunnyvilsu sunnyvale, police say two men were involved. no one was hurt. but the robbers apparently did fire a gun. about an hour later, sunnyvale tried to pull over an suv similarly described in that report, a chase started that went south on highway 101 including the chp and san jose police. when the driver and two passengers ditched the car, officers caught up to them and arrested them on outstanding warrants. but so far, police are connecting the two incidents. let's check the roadways with mike. how is traffic? >> it's slow right now. the last 45 minutes have seen a lot of traffic hit the roads.
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starting to ease up, this is oakland, still slow. we see flashing lights moving from the center divide over to the shoulder. there's another set of flashing lights toward high street. look at the map, it's slow for 880 northbound 580 also slow, but starting to ease up over the last 15 minutes little better but better in the east shore and north bay san rafael. south bay, northbound routes packed in. san jose at 680 and 101, a lot of folks. >> getting busy out there. another update in about a half hour. i hope you get a chance to enjoy this really nice day before the rain comes.
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we are back on a thursday morning. 28th day of january, 2016. and a look at some people gathered in our plaza on this cool, crisp and clear morning in new york city. >> everyone is so fired up on this plaza this morning. coming up, the new app that can turn life's daily annoyances into a thing of the past.
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do you know anyone planning a wedding? grab them because martha stewart is here sharing knowledge about pulling off the ultimate day. >> she looks beautiful today. we saw her walk in. she looks like she is ready for a wedding. and from casserole week we have one dish that you can make small tweaks to and serve it morning, noon and night. you have a run for your money, the most fashionable kid. >> i love that hat. what is his name? >> carson cody from texas. >> sharp dressed man. >> let's get a check of the weather. >> the snow is all but melted away here in new york city unless the plaza is plowed well. temperatures are warming up nicely. it will be unseasonbly mild. the snow continues to melt away. temperatures running five to ten degrees above average. later this week we have a couple of chilly days.
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cleveland high of 26. down south temperatures should get back into the mid 70s. 60s in atlanta after only in the 50s on friday. northeast looking for temperatures in buffalo about 26 degrees tomorrow. we are going to see temps back into the mid to upper 40s. boston close to 50 on sunday. washington, d.c. should be close to 50. we will see things warm up and then settle into good morning. i'm meteorologist kari hall. it is still cool as you step out this morning all across the bay area. with a mix of sun and clouds, we will see partly cloudy skies throughout the afternoon, even some showers in the north bay. but the rest of the bay area will remain dry and a high of 64 degrees is expected in san francisco. in the east bay, 61 and 62 degrees in the peninsula, one of the warmer spots will be in the south bay today where highs will
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reach 67 degrees. >> and that's your latest forecast. >> thank you very much. how often do you go to a store? recent statistics show nearly half of all u.s. households have amazon prime as a membership. we have become an on demand society where everything is just a click or two away. if you want it there is probably an app for that. olivia sterns is here with a few you should try. which came first the chicken or the egg? did we demand things quickly or did companies decide to give us things quickly? >> amazon changed our expectations. with amazon prime we expect free shipping fast and increasingly it means same day delivery. we want everything solved with one click of an app. >> it effects every portion of our lives. let's talk about laundry.
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tide has been experimenting. >> personally i live in the city and have outsourced nearly every hassle in my life. i'm sure you remember putting your jeans in the hamper and walk down the street carrying your tide and maybe bring a bad of quarters. a new service called spin. they are going to pick up your laundry within 24 hours and wash and return it. an attempt to go from consumer products into services. >> before you say that is revolutionary they may be a little behind the curve. >> the number one on demand laundry service is called washo. >> how expensive is it? >> you can get a suit cleaned for $12. let's talk about shipping packages. a huge concern for a lot of people. you like this app.
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>> shipp takes away the confusion out of online returns. say you get something online and take it out of the box you have no idea what to do. all you do is take a picture of what you want to ship and they pick it up at your door within 20 minutes. >> you don't have to have a box. >> you don't have to have tape or cut your fingers trying to close up the box. all you do is hand it over to the person at shyp. they will check with all the major carriers to decide what is the cheapest rate for you. i have shipped laundry ahead of a trip. >> they charge $5. parking spots. huge issue here in new york. talk about this spot hero. >> the number one on demand parking app in the country. all of us who drive around big cities you can waste hours looking for a spot. just on your app you can browse
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for parking spots nearby. you can find the closest lot or garage. it lets you reserve the spot. >> you get a discount? >> you can compare prices. you don't get a discount. it gives you directions and then you can get in and out of the lot by flashing the app. >> tell me about get magic. it is a number you text. >> it is a magic man. within two minutes you get a response anything done you want. yankee tickets, send your wife flowers. >> anything that is legal. >> very important. these are fantastic. thank you very much. just ahead something old, something new. martha stewart walks you through popular wedding trends then and now. also, protecting your future, how to make sure you are ready to face the financial emergency. we will do that. martha and gene coming up. first this is "today" on nbc.
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we are back with more of our start today. we are helping you hit the start button on new year's resolution. today financial editor taught you how to earn more, spend less and invest the money you save. we are bringing it all together to protect your financial future. >> what we are going to talk about today is something people don't love thinking about. these are financial emergencies and challenges that can change your life. >> no question. we are talking about things like illness, like death, like a hurricane or a flood. they can change your life in an instant and most people are not prepared. >> let's talk about too stressed. they think protection is expensive which is a myth. >> i'm going to show you how to do the whole thing with your tax refund. >> first line of defense is to do what?
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>> have an emergency cushion. we talked about this before. we usually put them in the category of savings. in fact, they are your protection against any small emergency that might become a big emergency. the average tax refund is $3,000. that is a basic cushion there. >> what is your equation? how much you make a year how much cushion. i would love everybody to have three to six months worth of living expenses. if you can put $2,000 away i'm a happy girl. >> insurance, second line of defense. >> we need health insurance. health insurance is something you have to have now mandated by law. not having health insurance causes more bankruptcies every year. it is a lot less expensive than people think. 80% of people qualify for
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subsidies. >> life insurance, who needs it? it is expensive. >> it is not as expensive as people think. if you have anybody depending on your income or your services which mean stay at home parents need it, too. you need life insurance. if you are single nobody is depending on you you don't. you want to look at a 20 year level term policy much cheaper than whole life to figure out how much you need use a calculator. i have one on my website. it is free and easy. use this rule of thumb. eight times your income a pretty good ballpark. >> a couple of other kinds of insurance, disability insurance, renter's insurance. >> disability is particularly important for single people. best way to get it through your employer. renter's insurance is dirt cheap and if you rent a place to live you absolutely need it.
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>> nobody likes talking about this one. it's important that you have a will. how easy is it to draft a will? >> it is so easy with online tools and super inexpensive. you can do your own will for only under $50. if you want to go the lawyer root hire one for $500 or more. >> they put it in the safety deposit box and don't look at it and it is out of date. >> life changes. use your tax refund. do all the things we talked about with that tax refund. if you can't replace something that is when you need insurance. that is my basic rule of thumb. if you have kids and you are a parent please get a will. it is unconscionable not to have
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one. >> she has more strategies on her website. we are going to wrap up our start today campaign tomorrow with a special chat. head to today's facebook page to send your questions. up next, martha stewart's ultimate guide for the perfect wedding. first this is "today" on nbc.
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welcome back to "today." before a bride says i do it could take months or years before the big day. martha stewart combined 20 years of wedding wisdom in her new book. we are going to take a look at classics and see how people are modernizing. >> evolutionary. 20 years ago it was much more traditional. now it is getting easier and easier to be yourself. >> be yourself. sometimes with those kinds of
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classics let's show the classic bride. we have a picture of the typical. that is a beautiful gown. >> wonderful sort of covered up dress with a bouffant skirt. very traditional, usually a veil. >> another classic bride, i think. >> that is me. >> that's martha stewart. >> that is a home made dress. i made my dress with my mother. >> only you could make such a beautiful dress. our first model. this is kate. she is wearing a stunning gown. this is a trend, the mermaid gown. >> it shows off her amazing figure and hugs her torso. the skirt below the knees which is fun for dancing. she got married last june. >> her actual wedding dress. >> let's bring out katrina who is very -- >> christina sgrmpt had she is
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my niece. and she just got married at my farm. her wedding featured in a magazine. she has this amazing dress. there is an illusion above her. >> you always want an exciting back because during the sermo cy that is what people see. >> the derier is important in fashion. bridesmaids dresses we have classics to show on our screen. the brides made dress used to be long and the same exact dress. >> this is a typical assemblage of the same dress. not all girls have the same body. now the trend is changing the
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color, a beautiful offwhite and letter the brides choose in that tonal pattern a dress to fit them. i think it is really pretty. >> and short bridesmaids dresses, too. let's talk about flowers. there is the short look. >> that is short and pretty. on flowers the classic this is one of your magazines from way back which show classic flowers. >> beautiful bouquet on the first cover of the magazine. this is a modern rendition of that. like 100 roses here but easy to carry. stems exposed. that is such a pretty. >> cannot go wrong with pale pink. if you are more of an outdoor nature girl you could have a variety of beautiful flowers. >> i love that pop of color.
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>> with sweet peas i just love this. >> i love this flowers because it has a black middle. it is like a punk rock flower. >> a little bit of silver. ooeng it is very gorgeous. >> we have 30 seconds. talk about cakes. >> the traditional cake is this one which is just the classic tiered cake. you can embellish it with fresh flowers. this is a good budget cake because it is not so heavily embossed with beauty. you can do a macaroon like this. i love this one. these sugar decorations start to bring the price up but so beautiful and wimsiccal. >> it is sort of a modern twist. >> which would you like? >> i think i like this one? >> i do, too. thank you so much.
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coming up next, the recipe for mouth watering casseroles you can serve anytime. first this is "today" on nbc.
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it's 8:518:51. this week all about comfort food classics. we are talking about casseroles.
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she has a delicious one dish recipe that you can make for breakfast or dinner. that is the greatest thing you have done because we love breakfast casseroles here. >> getting your core ingredients that you can swap out and take it from day to night. >> let's talk about the morning recipes. here are ingredients. >> we are using hot italian sausage because who doesn't like it hot? we have sweet bell peppers and onions. pretty much everything else are staples that you find easily. >> you start by browning the sausage. >> take it out of casing and crumble it up and cook it until there is no pink left. it takes about eight to ten minutes. then we add in all of our great ingredients. look at these colors. >> we drain off the fat. absolutely then we put it all back into the same pan. we really want these great flavors to fuse together.
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we have our onion. all of these colors are looking great. then fresh spinach. we are going to season it with salt and pepper. you are going to want to cook this down for about four minutes until the vegetables become tender. then you add in your spinach. you want to cook out the moisture. >> then it gets too soupy. >> we have our beautiful sausage. >> the spinach basically disappears in there. >> now we sprinkle in half of the cheese. you just can't get better than this. >> we are using cheddar cheese. the thing i love about casseroles is you can make so many different. you can use chicken sausage or turkey sausage. we whip together eight eggs. we put in a little milk to make it nice and fluffy. >> let's look down stairs. we have our tasters digging in. which are you trying first? >> we are serving ourselves.
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>> i'm trying to school her on "top gun" right now. >> we are going to take this and put it in the oven. i will help you. there you go. how long? >> put that right in the oven at 325 for 45 minutes. >> when that comes out let me show what it looks like. it looks like this. you serve it for breakfast with something on the side. you are going to take those ingredients and swap them out to make a dinner casserole. what is the big change? >> when we are buying ingredients you have to buy in bulk. why let things go to waste. we want two different uses. we use the same techniques used for the breakfast casserole. we browned the sausage and drained out the fat. we add in our peppers, garlic, onions. we are going to let that all cook down. then we can swap over here to the ones that are already done. >> you have added tomatoes. >> now we add in fire roasted
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tomatoes, some fresh maur narra sauce. then we have rigatoni. >> she has done cooking. >> we add this in. we mix it all together. >> you are going to layer it here. >> lay it down perfect. and then we bake it and look at how beautiful that turns out. >> here is the finished product. two casseroles, very similar ingredients, one for breakfast and one for dinner. >> finish it off with fresh -- >> how is it? >> really good. >> mix them both together. >> mixed them both? >> one bite of each at the same time. breakfast and dinner in one. >> and by the way, all the casserole recipes this week are on two of the greatest hockey players of all time.
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first your local news. i'm ... ==topvo== bart police are investigatg the theftf police gear valued at good thursday morning at 8:56. i'm sack brock. b.a.r.t. police now investigating the theft of police gear valued at around $1,000. it happened earlier this week when thieves targeted a locker at the concord b.a.r.t. station. investigators say the missing items include a uniform and riot gear like a gas mask and helmet. no weapons were stolen. also, get ready for the next set of super bowl related road
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closures. these new additions are in the south bay now. starting on sunday, part of taz man drive near levi stadium will be closed for more than a week. some restaurants in the area are concerned the closure will steer business away. others are stocking up believing it will bring in more foot traffic and no doubt more entrepreneurs from the super bowl. we'll see you in 25.
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this morning on today's take. we get to skate with a pair of hockey legends. and quick comfort food you can whip up in minutes. all that and more coming up now. >> from nbc news this is "today's take" with al roker, natalie morales, willie geist and tamron hall. >> welcome to "today." i'm willie along with tamron and natalie. al is on assignment. >> this is one of kanye's
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stronger coming out with new album that was called swish. he changed it. if you are anywhere near social media yesterday the most epic twitter war between kanye west, wiz kalifa and wrapped up by amber rose you know -- willie was tweeting live. >> i was hitting refresh. then i jump over and go back and forth. >> that is how i found out about it. i was like what is going on? just tears. kanye had a 17 point plan of why he is offended by kalifa. he is nominated for an oscar but the kardashians -- bottom line is i have decided twitter is just for people warring now. that is where you go to -- >> after all of that it was
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misunderstood a tweet that he thought was about his wife that wasn't about his wife. it went on for like two hours and was like my bad. >> and ends with him saying i'm sorry. then you said i'm all for peace and love. >> that is why i pick the -- >> so funny. >> very entertaining. >> if you want facebook yey did you see something like 6,000 likes. >>. >> just lots of love and fun on our show. >> dylan is standing by the hit button. >> get a hit for five minutes. >> 48017. >> close to 50,000. >> we are going to get it. >> this one you guys broke yesterday. >> just to remind you to mark the launch of our page. we are giving away 25 prizes in
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25 days. today's prize is a big one. microsoft surface 3 tablet. you can hide that and put it as a christmas gift later. >> go to gently used. you have until 5:00 p.m. eastern time. then right after this show at 10:00 a.m. i am going to be on facebook and i'm told this is our first facebook chat adam is looking at me raising his brows because the deal is you can ask me anything. i've signed a contract that says if your question is selected -- that is the key part, i will answer anything you ask me. >> you reserve the right to answer all the questions. >> if i reserve the right then
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that means i'm not answering it. i have extra layers of deodorant on. >> we have all done it. >> did you agree to answer anything? >> well done. >> we are almost surpassing 51. >> yesterday somebody won a trip to new york skbrmpt the we announce the winners on monday. i will be answering anything about willie. >> i'm getting on that computer. the big story tonight in politics and the country is the republican debate in des moines iowa. iowa caucuses just four days away. on monday we have nbc news wall street journal poll. among republicans in iowa trump at 32%, ted cruz at 25%. marco rubio jumping up to 18
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points. donald trump is getting a little separation there. rubio is the guy to watch in iowa and new hampshire. let's flip over to the democratic side. we have a dead heat within the margin of error. hillary clinton 48%, bernie sanders at 45%. mark o'malley at 3% unchanged from the last poll. the story tonight is donald trump's refusal to show up at this debate. he will do a parallel event at drake university right up the road. he will be at 9:00 eastern time which is precisely when the debate starts surrounded by veterans and hopes to raise a lot of money instead of showing up to the debate which is hosted by fox which he says has treated him unfairly. he was on last night with bill o'reilly sflm >> they want to know you. >> you are not giving them the opportunity. >> i'm not walking away.
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>> you are walking away. would you do me a favor -- >> i bought you so many vanilla milk shakes you owe me. will you just consider, think about it. i might come back, forgive, go forward, answer the questions, look out for the folks. just want you to consider it. >> even though you and i had an agreement that you wouldn't ask me that which we did, i will therefore forget that you asked me that. but it's not up to me, bill. >> what is going on? >> i just felt like -- these two grown men, one a prestigious commentator, very successful, one a presidential candidate and it comes down to you know you bought me milk shakes.
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i kept thinking if two women were on television basing the presidential debate on milk shakes -- do you know the things that would be said? >> one milk shake, two straws. o'reilly and trump. >> there is a meme for that. >> the long straw. >> the curly one. >> like lock eyed. >> if it weren't so serious it would be funny. >> it is comical at this point. it really is. >> amazing that donald says he is not going to be there. a lot of people wondering -- >> definitely not going there. in 2011 donald trump in better times between him and megyn kelly sat down for an interview. he was trying to put together a debate, a republican debate in 2011 and he was criticizing
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he is talking to megyn commit kelly. >> do you think you are a better moderator than i am? >> i can never beat you. you have done a great job, by the way, and i mean it. >> isn't that ironic. >> i think it is megyn kelly drop the mic. put that on the loop. >> when that resurfaced yesterday i was like that right there. >> if you feel since then she has not treated him well. >> she is allowed to drop the mic on what he said or she can just buy him a milk shake. >> that solves everything. >> who drinks vanilla milk shakes? >> i love vanilla but i put chocolate on it. >> old school vanilla. french vanilla is delicious.
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>> how can you knock a vanilla milk shake? >> i love america. that's why. >> america likes chocolate. crazy hit in an nhl game. not something wetypically see. calgary defenseman dennis wideman cross-checks the linesman. linesman is skating backwards heading to the bench. he says it was unintentional. he was looking down and looked up and didn't have time to get out of the way. he wasn't penalized during the game. you can be sure about the review. >> it looks like he is skating towards the ref. you don't know where his eyes are. you don't see that other shot. is he looking down? he had just gotten knocked senseless. >> what about the part where he
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does this? >> watch that moment. i don't know if it continuon. he sits down on the bench and then watch his face. >> he might be a great guy, a great player. he pushed him. >> if he did that on purpose he is not very smart. >> you can be a smart person and have a bad moment out of anger. he makes a propelling motion forward. >> i don't think anyone is that dumb to lay out a ref in professional sports. >> we saw a player trip a guy. he is probably a smart guy but had a dumb moment. you got checked last night. >> watch what happens live with andy cohen. asked about the biggest anger disagreement on set. >> you had a disagreement. >> maybe over the temperature in
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the studio. >> willie likes it like an ice box. >> does willie have a say? >> apparently because it is like 12 degrees in there. >> is there a thermostat? >> the floor director says lower the temperature. >> would you take a pole dancing class with willie geist on tv? >> again? >> we did. matt with public with our pole dancing. it's an exercising class. >> i missed that. >> it is something we do on our own time. two guys pole dancing. >> two guys with vanilla milk shakes and two poles and one straw. i haven't hit the facebook button in a while. i want to see how much it jumps. we are up more than 56,000. >> keep working that button. if you are on the facebook page for today's take i have a facebook page so give me a couple of likes, too.
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might as well throw myself out there, too. i will go back to the weather. we have heavier rain moving into the miami area. we could see strong storms today. this frontal system has been stalled and did cause severe weather yesterday finally on the move. watch out for the potential of strong storms with damaging we're starting to see some clouds moving into parts of the bay area. here's a look from the outer sunset where we are starting out the day with some clouds. but expect the sun to peek out and temperatures will still be warm. we'll see temperatures in san francisco up to 64 degrees. burlingame, 63. also 63 in los gatos. 60 degrees in santa rosa where we will start to see some clouds dropping some rain. oakland today, a high of 68 degrees. >> and that is your latest forecast.
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actor josh duhamel started out as a model. you know him from movies. >> josh is lending talent and general dreaminess to the state of north dakota. >> you can say that. >> take out everything his home state has to offer. i feel a road trip coming on and many people converging. >> i guess i should have asked if i could read the text. >> it's all true. i'll take it. it's freezing. >> it's your best pitch on north dakota. >> i grew up there. it was something that was all i knew. when i moved away it was like nobody knew anything about it. i don't know how many times i heard people say i have been to 49 other states but haven't been
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to north dakota yet. when they asked me if i would be a part of the campaign i said absolutely. so we spent eight days going across the state and seeing things that i had never seen before. it's beautiful. and it's one of the best kept secrets in the country. >> the coolest start is you are standing at the state line greeting every person. >> i will be up there. >> you will be there. let's talk about this flick. al pacino, anthony hopkins. talk about the plot a little bit. >> it's a movie about a guy -- i play an attorney who is trying to make partner at this firm. al pacino is a founder partner. i get information that there is a pharmaceutical titan getting drugs illegally.
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i ask if i can go after him trying to make partner. he warns me that if i don't have everything that i need to take him down he will take me down. it becomes a movie about a guy on the run trying to clear his name. it is a movie you never know who did it until the end. >> so have you guys seen it? >> he is amazing in it. >> can you do a quick shout out? we have a facebook page behind everybody in america. can you ask the good people of north dakota to give us love on facebook? >> come on, north dakota, like the "today" show. >> we did a little research and found out you wanted to be a dentist. >> i did. that was the plan. at least that is what i told my mother. >> you ended up doing a good thing instead. the game is called ain't that the tooth. we will show you images of people that you have worked with
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it usually takes 45 minutes. in the waffle iron it takes minutes. scoop it right in. >> well greased. >> close it and then three or four minutes later you get these awesome beautiful waffles. you top them with this beautiful chilly, a little cheese. >> i got to get in on that action. >> delicious. it becomes heaven on a plate. i tweeted this out. lasagna soup? >> it is like five ingredients. everybody knows these. you scoop them into a bowl. the trick is store bought marinara sauce. we add chicken stock. we have 32 ounces of marinara sauce and a quart of chicken broth to a boil.
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add cooked lasagna noodles. >> can you use no boil? >> exactly. >> you get a little cheese and fresh basil. >> delicious. >> this is something that intimidates me. you are going to show us how to do it. >> gnocchi. what we did here was we mix ricotta cheese, a little flour. i tie string nice and tight over simmering water. you pipe it right into the water. you use the string to cut the gnocchi. >> that is genius. >> and then a few minutes of simmering and -- >> they fluff up to the top. >> and then you add herbs.
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at least not yet. happening later today, the warriors officially announce what's now the team's worst kept secret. a naming rights deal for the san francisco arena that's still only a dream. the warriors are going to be playing at the chase center, perhaps by 2019. that's the schedule. jpmorgan chase struck the deal. analysts belief it may cost more than 2 billi$2 billion in all. walmart closing the doors today on more than 100 stores across the country, including one right here in san jose. walmart closed an oakland store earlier this month. the company has announced closures two weeks ago saying it now plans to focus on its super centers more and its e-commerce. a super forecast right after this break and a look at your traffic.
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we are right at about 51 to 52 degrees across the bay area. we are looking at highs that could reach 67 in the south bay. in san francisco, we're up to 64. east bay, 61. in the tri-valley, we're looking at a high of 65 before the rain moves in tomorrow. let's collection in now with mike. >> unfortunately, the last ten minutes has brought us a lot of slowing southbound 101 from the 280 split there all the way down past candlestick. that's the trouble. we don't hear about any crashes but there is clearly something going on. the crash the a westbound 880 at 101 has cleared. 6th street is getting a lot of crosstown traffic.
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taking a look at the d adlines, the world health meeting for monday to decide if the zika virus outbreak should be declared international health emergency. the mosquito borne virus is spreading linked to birth defects. the last time the world health organization declared an ebol outbreak. mergency was federal inspectors say they found defish pracient practices they say they uncovered five major infractions including some that pose immediate jeopardy to patients health and safety. says it is reviewing the report
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and is commi insur that all labs operate at the highest standards. a disturbing report about bed bugs. bed bugs have developed resistance to the most widely used group of insecticides for controlling them. people are spending a lot of money on products that aren't working and says strategies to fight bed bugs need to be re-evaluated. a new report says people who live in hawaii have the highest overall well being in the nation. the well-being index looked at how americans feel about health, finances, community and sense of purpose. follows hawaii is alaska, montana, colorado and wyoming. west virginia ranked lowest for the seventh year in a row. let's get a check on the weather. >> we have a little clipper system moving through the great lakes.
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this will produce some light snow and trigger lake effect snow and will accumulate. you can see the banding does start to set up once you have colder winds. mostly light amounts as we go through the afternoon today and then on thursday later tonight we are going to see the storm continuing to move into the northeast. a lot of precipitation with it just sizzled out. as far as snowfall totals two to four inches. isolated higher as we take a live look now at san jose, we see some clouds starting to move in. but we will also get a mixture of sun and clouds throughout the day and highs reaching 67 degrees in san jose and palo alto. the as crcastro up to 64. napa will start to see showers moving in as well as other parts of the north bay. some of those scattered showers won't make it out of the north bay as the rest of the bay area stays dry. in brentwood, a high of 63 degrees. danville today, up to 67.
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>> and that's your latest forecast. today our special series chill out we are talking winter health. >> nbc's medical contributor is here to help us sort out fact and fiction when it co to common winter myths and old wives tales. good morning. >> we are going to hit it running. number one, cold air gives you a cold? >> false. >> good job. common misconception. especially the whole idea of make sure your head is covered when you go outside. only about 10% of your body heat is lost through your head. ie idea where it has to do with surface area. it is not that the head is
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exposed but how much skin is exposed. >> are we wasting money on hats? >> one of the issues is that more viruses and more colds circulate in the winter time so people tend to get sick more frequently in winter but has nothing to do with the cold temperature. exercising in the cold is good for you, true or false? >> false. >> any weather is good for you. >> that is really the answer. so it is definitely not bad for you. why do you think it is bad for you? >> because i don't like it. >> i didn't think that would be the most scientifically based answer. the answer is that any place you exercise inside or outside is good for you. there is an idea that maybe exercising outside because you have to use more energy to stay warm when you can burn more calories and exert more energy. >> it does hurt going down. for some people it could trigger
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asthma. you can ha aller in the winter true or false? >> people are inside. you can get dust mites, mold. we know people in the spring and summer are exposed to pollen but there are indoor allergies. >> absolutely. you can take them all year round. >> number four and i gave this answer. you can't get this wrong. you lose most body heat through your head. were you listening? >> false. >> so my apologies. >> it has nothing to do with the fact that the head is exposed. it has to do with the amount of skin that is exposed. for argument sake that you went out with a hat, a scarf and gloves and your underwear you would be colder than if you had your head uncovered because your
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legs are exposed. >> has nothing to do with catching a cold. >> nothing to do with catching a cold. >> a weird riddle. the flu shot gives you the flu? >> true. >> no. >> i thought you got the flu virus put in you? >> it is an inactivated dead virus. you cannot get the flu from the flu shot. look at you guys. they are giving you dead virus protein that your body has a reaction to. >> that sickness is a vaccine reaction. you know how kids get vaccine reactions. >> i'm getting another opinion on this, with all due respect. >> and that is the end of the segment. >> here we go. thank you. thank you. who was the top searched ♪
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have you ever thought about just how many times a year we search the internet? it is in the trillions. we are going to break it down and reveal the top searches of the month. you have the best job. >> i have so much fun splmpt . >> you get to go through and see in our heads. >> when do i see your soul? >> oscar nominations top search for obvious reasons. elchapo. steven avery making of a murderer. >> it has gotten so much interest. one thing we are seeing is people asking how they can help steven avery. we start to see these petitions pop up. we saw the white house step in and people wondering what they can do for him. >> it's not did he commit the crime but how we can help him. the nfl playoffs.
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the super bowl is two weeks from now. >> about a week. >> my team is not in so that is how much i care. powerball, lucky numbers? >> the term powerball spiked. people searching for where to buy tickets. >> not lucky numbers. >> it was well before that but where can i buy? people were feeling good about the numbers selected. >> i googled where the most winners come from not that i had access to that state. drake. >> continues to be a moment. >> kanye west. the album was swish and now weigh. >> he stays top of mind for everybody on the web. >> we love at number three on the search of entertainment,
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adele just continues to make us glow. one thing that really set the web on fire was the car pool karaoke. we all want to be adele's friend. one question topping the top is how to sing like adele. my vocals are not there. >> a voice search. how do i sing like adele. the next one, kim kardashian, number two. >> she continues to be popular for obvious reasons. she is a new mom talking about her weight loss. >> justin bieber hanging in there at number one. >> he is at the top of the billboard charts. people are following the music and following his love life. some of the instagram pics have been popping up. one is he dating katie baldwin. >> how do i sing like adele,
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fortify. dreams come true segment. we are on the ice with a couple of hockey legends. mark messier won six stanley cups. he is a hall of famer. the great mike richter together won a cup with the rangers. >> they are here to get us excited about a huge weekend for the nhl, the all-star game and you can find it on our sister network nbc sn. good morning. >> talk about the incredible careers you both have had. you have to have amazing moments and memories. what was the best for you? >> too many to think about one in particular. i always remember my first nhl goal was on my mom's birthday.
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i always remember. >> if you live in the new york area june of 1994 is a time that will live in history for all the right reasons. that game seven, 28 saves. what do you remember about that time? >> of all the cups i won new york was my finest moment. mark as six, i have one. it's a great hockey town, great sports town. memories of the all-star game in '94 here in new york. we had so much going on. it was 10 below 0. that whole year was magical and unbelievable teammates. >> this year what do you expect of the competition? >> i am looking forward to it. i was doing something for one of the networks ten days ago in edmonton. the town is so excited about the all-star game. i know they will put on a good show. the format i think everybody is
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anticipating. a lot of thrills for the players. >> skill now every year athletes are better, stronger and more skilled. this will showcase how good these guys are. >> we will showcase -- >> we might want to go to commercial break right now. >> blades of glory 2 coming up. >> you and mark messier on a break away. >> look at that skill. >> there we go. >> i have to work on my celebration. >> just keep going.
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>> yeah! >> come on. keep going! >> forehand, backhand. >> did she go down? you all right? >> how do you get up? >> were you celebrating? >> i think part of hockey is toughness. >> lucky you are not between the pipes there. >> we have a big nhl weekend coming up. >> 4:30 eastern time on nbcsn. an honor to share the ice with you gentlemen. thank you so much. >> we are back in a moment. this is "today" on nbc. >> thank you so much.
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we have our three stars of the game right here. thanks again so much. can't wait to watch the game on saturday. nbc sn. >> we are checking in on our likes. natalie's -- on the ice got us up to 61,150. natalie, your bum on the ice helped us. i am live right after this answering questions on the
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good morning, everyone. 9:56. i'm scott mcgrew. police are investigating a theft of themselves. police gear. happened earlier this week when thieves targeted a locker at the concord b.a.r.t. station. missing items include a missing
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uniform and riot gear like gas mask and helmet, but fortunately no weapons were stolen. we're in for more sunshine today and warm temperatures especially in the south bay. we're up to 67 degrees again this afternoon. but this will be the last day of that. in the peninsula, 62 degrees. in the east bay 61 degrees. in the tri-valley, sunshine there, too. 65. though we are starting to see the clouds moving in top san francisco. the north bay will be seeing some showers as we go into this afternoon to evening. rest of us seeing rain by tomorrow. let's check in now with mike, see how the roads are moving. >> foster city side of the san mateo bridge shows a much better story than 20 minutes ago. between the bridge we had some slow rolling vehicles but they made their way off and map shows recovery. still a little slow across that flat section. also a slow drive southbound 101 down to 280 whatever was going on shy of millbrae. that's much better for those folks. the south bay, this is the last
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of our commute spots. northbound spots through san jose from 101, look at that sticking around just north of capital expressway. 87 to downtown. we'll track it. another local news update for you in a half-hour.
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